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Echlin shares her passions

Editor's note: In the coming weeks, Coast Reporter, in conjunction with the Festival of the Written Arts (FOWA), will present brief previews of some of the authors appearing at this year's festival.

Peace activist brings joy to bleak Gaza City

Fiery, passionate and emotive, Gibsons resident Anita Couvrette is serious about peace.

Local business makes a splash

On July 9, the Splash 'n Shine Car Wash in Sechelt was awarded a platinum status for demonstrating innovative and responsible water use.

Quest Across Canada starts in B.C.

Vicki Pinkerton wife, mother, grandmother, student, life coach and writer, is setting things aside to fulfill a life-long dream to see all of Canada. Pinkerton left her small hometown of Mount Albert, Ont.

Fall fair full of history

The 43rd annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair at Coopers Green July 25 to 26 has a special significance for many reasons.

Gibsons student local essay winner

Editor's note: Every year the British Columbia Yukon and Community Newspaper Association in conjunction with the B.C. Press Council has a high school scholarship essay writing contest for graduating Grade 12 students.

Linwood art show this weekend

Linwood House is a Victorian home in Roberts Creek: a place of refuge, renewal and reconnection with the self, community and Spirit, where everyone experiences "radical hospitality" according to the executive director.

Play Park a vibrant and inclusive place

There's a new gathering place in Gibsons. Drive down Chaster Road and chances are you'll see children sliding, spinning and climbing on the newly installed equipment at the Cedar Grove accessible play park.

Coast Car Challenge deemed a success

The Sunshine Coast joined a growing number of communities in promoting car-free transportation by participating in the inaugural Coast Car Diet challenge.

Church to sponsor gay spirituality events

St. Hilda's Anglican Church in Sechelt is sponsoring a weekend of activities focusing on spirituality and homosexuality, which will coincide with the start of Gay Pride Week in Vancouver. On Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m., St.